Transactivation of wound-responsive genes containing the core sequence of the auxin-responsive element by a wound-induced protein kinase-activated transcription factor in tobacco plants

Transactivation of wound-responsive genes containing the core sequence of the auxin-responsive... Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) constitute one of the most critical signaling components in plants. A typical example is wound-induced protein kinase (WIPK), which functions during pathogen responses in tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum). Searching for direct down-stream components, we previously isolated a novel transcription factor, which was activated upon phosphorylation by WIPK and designated as N. tabacum WIPK-interacting factor (NtWIF). Overexpression of NtWIF in tobacco plants enhanced the hypersensitive response (HR) upon tobacco mosaic virus infection and cryptogein treatment, while its silencing by RNAi suppressed such HR. NtWIF contains a specific motif similar to the B3 DNA binding domain, which recognizes the core TGTCTC motif called the auxin-responsive element (ARE). Using synthetic ARE sequences, NtWIF was also shown to recognize the ARE motifs and to transactivate the Luciferase (Luc)-reporter gene driven by such AREs in tobacco BY2 cultured cells. Subsequent microarray screening of NtWIF overexpressing tobacco identified 49 stress-responsive genes, and in silico analyses of available promoter regions of these genes revealed β-1,3-glucanase, ACS2, P-450, and WIPK itself to contain the ARE core motif consisted of either TGTCTC or TGTCCT. Gel shift assay showed NtWIF to efficiently bind to both sequences. Assays with 1.5-kb PR-Q and 1.2 kb WIPK promoter regions, each fused to the Luc-reporter gene, indicated NtWIF to exhibit a clear transactivation activity, which was increased up to 3-fold upon phosphorylation by WIPK. These results revealed that NtWIF directly regulates multiple stress-responsive genes containing the ARE motif in their promoters, thereby partly filling up the last step of the MAPK cascade. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Transactivation of wound-responsive genes containing the core sequence of the auxin-responsive element by a wound-induced protein kinase-activated transcription factor in tobacco plants

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/transactivation-of-wound-responsive-genes-containing-the-core-sequence-VxPsRQL3F5
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Pathology; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11103-007-9240-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial